Katherine Goldschmidt Crazy Creek Vineyards Cab
At last, a Goldschmidt for every day!
by John Franzmann
Wow! If you have ever wished you could afford to buy Goldschmidt wines on a regular basis, now you can!
Those fortunate souls who have tried Goldschmidt wines know that Nick Goldschmidt is a master at creating rich, powerful, and delicious wines. Problem is, they cost upwards of seventy bucks each.
Now Katherine, whom he describes as a creative, adventurous winemaker, has produced a Goldschmidt Cabernet with substantial quality for under eighteen dollars!
Produced in the Alexander Valley appelation, this wine is more structured and elegant than I expected for the price. The Crazy Creek vines are twenty plus years old, and the reduced, concentrated yield really shows itself in the wine.
This wine was a little tight when first opened, yet still had nice aromas of black cherry and currant, with hints of leather and cedar. The fruit aromas increased nicely as the wine opened up.
Initial flavors followed the aromas, with maybe some black raspberry as well. The tannic structure and hints of oak are nicely integrated making this wine smooth and easy to drink. There is good acidity without astringincy, and balanced fruit that carries into the finish.
A Goldschmidt wine for every day at last!